Breakfasts at the Salem Lutheran Church stand. Mom always said "start your day with a good breakfast." It's not just good at Salem--it's GREAT! Tucked in the northeast corner of the fair, their mouth watering pancakes are THE BEST in the world. They’re made from scratch recipe will keep you coming back for more. CAUTION: highly addictive
Does FREE fit your budget?
Nothing is free anymore...but it is at the fair. My #1 State Fair Four is the free evening entertainment. I've sang along with Minnesota favorites Tonic Sol-Fa, laughed so hard my belly hurt at Sami Dare--hypnotist extraordinaire, enjoyed big name music artists and cheered on homegrown talent in the annual talent competition.
Get in line and buy the best milk shake at the fair. (pineapple is my favorite!) Enjoy your shake while watching the likeness of a Minnesota dairy princess being carved into an 80 pound block of butter. From National Geographic to state and local news, this attraction captures attention.
The annual milk run is held on a gorgeous Sunday morning on opening weekend of the fair. Residents come out to cheer you on and enjoy the beautiful neighborhoods surrounding the State Fair. If that's not good enough, your registration gets you a place in the race, a ticket into the fair, a t-shirt, a free milk shake and a variety of other free items.
Tif's Top Four Fair Finds by Tiffany Struif
The Agriculture Building
From dozens of new and neat honey flavors, wine ice cream and the best apple cider in town!
Foot Longs and Pronto Pups
All the fair food is great, but nothing can top the classic pronto pup and foot long hotdogs.
You can get them all over, but the best iced mochas are from a small stand just outside heritage square.
Spending my 30th birthday at the Fair
This year I'm marking my 30th year by spending a day at the Great Minnesota Get-Together!
Laura's list by Laura Winter
So cool and refreshing! I've tried to make these at home but they are just not the same without the Karaoke in the background!
We always say we're gonna share and then we wind up buying an order for each of us. We all regret it for about an hour cuz we're too full... but boy are they worth it!
Corn on the cob
Gotta remember to take some dental floss with me this year!
Sky glider ride
My husband and I take this ride every year. It cools us off, gets us off our feet, it's relaxing and we can still people watch. My absolute Fair Favorite!
Hidden Gems! by Sarah
A hearty meat-filled sandwich with marinara sauce and cheese, toasted up and served hot. Delicious!
Giggle's walley cakes are awesome - and don't forget the sauce.
From the fruit-shaped stands outside of the food building, you can't go wrong with the "strawberry treat" on a hot day.
Gelato at the Pizza Palace
Too many flavors to choose from...but a sweet way to end the day!